The EU Commission clears a merger subject to remedies in the retail markets involving fixed internet access services (Orange / Jazztel)

Commission clears acquisition of Jazztel by Orange, subject to conditions* The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Jazztel plc, a telecommunications company registered in the UK but mainly active in Spain, by rival Orange SA of France. The approval is conditional upon the full implementation by Orange of a number of commitments that will ensure effective competition on the fixed internet access services markets after the takeover. The Commission had concerns that the takeover, as initially notified, could have led to higher prices of fixed internet access services for Spanish consumers. To address these concerns, Orange submitted commitments to ensure that a new competitor can enter the retail markets involving fixed internet

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European Commission, The EU Commission clears a merger subject to remedies in the retail markets involving fixed internet access services (Orange / Jazztel), 19 May 2015, e-Competitions Merger Remedies, Art. N° 73940

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